14 How to Tutorials for Painting Wood Furniture


Wondering how to paint wood furniture, furniture painting tips, or even how to paint wood?  Then you’re in luck because today we’re focusing on how to paint to wood furniture in a few basic steps! Today we’re going to show you how to refinish furniture by using paint to transform your furniture from drab to fab!

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on how to makeover wood furniture with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to makeover furniture Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over over 100 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

How to Paint Wood Furniture 

Ikea Dipped Side Table {Accent Tables}

1.  Ikea Dipped Side Table {Accent Tables} ~ This Ikea hack is super stylish and only requires a coat of paint to achieve! In this post you’ll learn an easy technique of the dipped in paint look. A trendy yet classic paint job that will be the perfect addition to your home!

Monogrammed Desk Makeover

2.  Monogrammed Desk Makeover ~ See the before and after of this monogrammed desk when attacked by Annie Sloan chalk paint! Beautiful colors and stunning finishes are achieved!

Summer Painted Furniture

3.  Summer Painted Furniture ~ From trash to treasure, these children’s chairs get a summer look with a fresh coat of paint.

Blue Homestead China Cabinet

4.  Blue Homestead China Cabinet ~ Do you have an old piece of furniture that could use an update? Or, would like to add a pop of color to accent a room? If so check out what some paint can do! Use this before and after china cabinet reveal to inspire a make over done by you!

How to Create a Whitewash Finish

5.  How to Create a Whitewash Finish ~ This is an excellent tutorial on how to whitewash furniture. Tips and recommended products to use are included!

Chalkboard Coffee Table DIY {Coffee & Side Tables}

6.  Chalkboard Coffee Table DIY  ~ Why fight it, here is an idea to let the kids go wild drawing all over the furniture… Well the coffee table at least! {wink} Learn how to make your coffee table into a kids-friendly piece of home decor with this great post!

Distress Paint with Vinegar

7.  Distress Paint with Vinegar ~ Learn how to create the perfect distressed look from this vinegar and rag technique.

How to Use Chalk Paint

8.  How to Use Chalk Paint ~ From an old dresser to custom tv console that wins with this chalk paint DIY!  Every room needs a a statement piece! 

How to Distress Paint with Vaseline

9.  How to Distress Paint with Vaseline ~ Save time with this quick vaseline tip for distressing.  Anywhere you rub vaseline on the wood the paint won’t adhere to the wood. 

Painting Wood Furniture

Furniture Makeover: Trophy Sideboard

10.  Furniture Makeover: Trophy Sideboard ~ The power of paint is inspiring. See how this drab sideboard is turned into a beautiful focal point using stain and paint!  Aren’t the chevron stripes amazing?!

Chalkpaint Dresser Makeover

11.  Chalkpaint Dresser Makeover ~ Mix up the color, the drawers and the inside of the dresser are painted a lighter color and industrial bookplate drawer pulls are added giving it an entirely new look.

Child's Desk Makeover

12.  Child’s Desk Makeover ~ Even the saddest piece of old furniture can be given new life with some TLC and creativity!  Come see the before and after of this child’s desk.

Spray Painting Wood Furniture

How to Spray Paint Furniture

13.  How to Spray Paint Furniture ~ The pros to spray paint is that there is hardly any clean up, it will stick to nearly anything, and the dry time is much faster than latex paint. 


14.  Ombre TV Stand Makeover ~ A 1970’s tv stand gets a makeover into a beautiful ombre pattern using spray paint and regular paint. 


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